[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Report: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Focusing on Trump Obstruction, Not Collusion

Suozzi (D-NY) Suggests Using the ‘Second Amendment’ on Trump

Did Putin Order the Salisbury Hit?

US Boy Scouts revoke badges from Down's syndrome boy

China To U.S.: ‘Correct The Mistake’ Of Passing Taiwan Travel Act Or Face ‘Military Pressure’

Microsoft tries out new must-use-Edge ploy in Windows 10 preview

Navy Seal Says He Killed Bin Laden — and the Photos of His Dead Body Are Fake

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian In Arizona: Bigger Government Guaranteed

Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians

Hypocrisy: Why Is It OK When the US Meddles in Elections but Not When Russia Does It?

Women Fined $100,000, Face Potential Jail Time, Just for Braiding Hair

Pelosi Fights Off Democrats Who See Her Leadership as ‘Toxic’ to Party’s Image

Hillary Clinton’s India Trip Cost Taxpayers More than $22k

China's premier hopes trade war can be averted, pledges more open economy

How do civil wars happen?

Sad Truth

Robert Mueller Has Been Botching Investigations Since The Anthrax Attacks

China's space lab to crash soon

This Teen Built A Prosthetic Arm Using Lego

Libertysflames question of the week...Can you think of anything worse then.......

Suozzi Suggests Using the ‘Second Amendment’ on Trump

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

JUDAS PRIEST Scores Highest-Charting Album Ever In U.S. With 'Firepower'

Restaurant Patrons Fight Back Against Cop As He Savagely Beats Autistic 12-year-old Girl “UFC-Style”

Deciding To Die (Gun Confiscation)

Muslim pedophile grandfather sold children for sex in his ‘rape house’ where perverts queued down the stairs to abuse little girls

Police officer busted for reverse drunken driving

New Yorker Magazine Under Fire for Body-Shaming Trump

A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

Cars That Parent Us

Edward Snowden: Facebook Is A Surveillance Company Rebranded As "Social Media"

The conformity of walking out

Hungary PM: Europe Under Migrant Invasion – Those Who Don’t Block it at Their Borders Will be Lost

History of Gun Violence

Going to the Gun Range With Family Got These Students Suspended From School

The End of the world as we know it

Is The U.S. Economy Really Growing? (No)

It Begins: Florida Resident’s Firearms, Ammunition Confiscated Under Gun Control Law

The College of the Holy Cross 'Crusaders' mascot succumbs to 'Islamophobia' concerns

CEO Susan Wojcicki to 'Fight Conspiracies' on YouTube by Adding Wikipedia Boxes to Videos

Sign Referencing Civil War Hero Is Sexual Harassment, Says Massachusetts Lawmaker

It's all Eve's fault

Arizona's Flake, in New Hampshire, mulls 2020 challenge to Trump

Donald Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act despite warning from mainland China

McCabe Fired

Sunrise over the Swamp

Chicago students trash Walmart during walkout over gun violence

Mix up lands senior citizen behind bars for not mowing lawn

Zakharova Tells Who Is Really Behind The Salisbury Anti-Russian Campaign

10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help

Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

politics and politicians
See other politics and politicians Articles

Title: Congresswoman: Taxpayers Have Paid $15 MILLION to Silence Sexual Abuse Victims of Politicians
Source: Free Thought Project
URL Source: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ho ... yer-dollars-sexual-misconduct/
Published: Nov 15, 2017
Author: Rachel Blevins
Post Date: 2017-11-16 05:33:41 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 61
Comments: 2

As a host of sexual assault allegations target major actors, producers and directors in Hollywood, several politicians are also being called out, and one congresswoman has claimed that the U.S. House of Representatives alone has spent $15 million in taxpayer funds to settle sexual misconduct lawsuits in the last decade.

The claim was made by Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, during an interview on Meet the Press Daily with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd. When asked about the process sexual assault victims currently have to go through, Speier noted that they have to start by promising to stay silent.

“We really need to reform the entire Office of Compliance process,” Speier said. “Right now it takes about 90 days for you to file a complaint, and before actually going through the mediation, you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement and then you are not represented by counsel, but the harasser is represented by the House of Representatives general counsel.” 

In many cases, as was seen with Harvey Weinstein, when ultra-rich and powerful individuals are accused of sexual assault, they respond by paying large sums of money to their victims, in exchange for an iron-clad, non-disclosure agreement.

However, while Hollywood moguls use their own money, Rep. Speier noted that politicians extort money from Americans in the form of taxes, and then use it to silence the victims they have sexually assaulted and harassed.

“I think moving forward we have got to take steps to make sure that there is transparency, that in fact the harasser is not going to have the settlement paid for out of the U.S. Treasury, and have all of the taxpayers paying for it. It should be something that is paid for by the individual,” Speier said.

In response, Todd said, “If the taxpayers are involved, don’t we have the right to know?”

“I think you do have the right to know,” Speier replied. “But right now, under the system, you don’t have a right to know.”

The congresswoman, who is a member of the House Intel Committee, then added that the sum of those taxpayer-funded settlements is not small, and has been building up over the last decade.

“We do know there is about $15 million that has been paid out by the House on behalf of harassers in the last ten to 15 years,” she said.

When Todd pressed for details, Rep. Speier said that she could not reveal how many members of Congress were involved, or who they were, because of the heavy non-disclosure agreements surrounding the cases.

One glaring example of a member of Congress who was both a rampant sexual predator and a pedophile, was former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Although he is an admitted child rapist, Hastert was instead sentenced to prison for illegally structuring bank transactions in an effort to cover up his sexual abuse of young members of a wrestling team he coached. He was set free after just 15 months, and has since demanded that one of his victims return $1.7 million in hush money.

As The Free Thought Project reported, Speier is not the only one who has called out the corruption that runs rampant among the political elite. When women began to come out of the woodworks with sexual assault allegations against Weinstein in October, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney said, We’re outraged and angry—not having had justice for at least a generation. Hollywood now; Washington, DC next.”


Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  

TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

She said that before she heard of the groping by the despicable Al Frankenstein.

Liberals are like Slinkys. They're good for nothing, but somehow they bring a smile to your face as you shove them down the stairs.

IbJensen  posted on  2017-11-16   16:44:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: Deckard (#0)

" Congresswoman: Taxpayers Have Paid $15 MILLION to Silence Sexual Abuse Victims of Politicians "

" “If the taxpayers are involved, don’t we have the right to know?” "

Well Rep. Jackie Speier, yes we do have a right to know.

We should start right now, by you naming names, dates & amounts !!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

Stoner  posted on  2017-11-16   17:38:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com